Posts Tagged ‘Self-care’

Love Yourself First

Valentine’s Day isn’t something my other half and I celebrate – love is for the whole year, not just one overhyped, overpriced day, right? (Cynical, me?!). Valentine’s Day is, for me, about all sorts of love, not just the romantic kind. Love for your children, love your your family friends, platonic love. Love for yourself. […] Read more…

(How Do You) Treat Yourself

How do you treat yourself? ‘Treat’ can mean how you behave (either towards yourself or towards others); to give medical treatment; or it can mean something that is special. It’s the first and last definitions I’m considering here. How do you treat yourself? Not an easy question to answer, is it? We know (probably) how […] Read more…

Giveaway: This Book Will Make You Calm

As a thank you to my readers, I thought I’d do my first-ever giveaway: a copy of This Book Will Make You Calm by Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar. Sadly, it is not a magic book. It is not an amulet and will not in itself make you calm – but wouldn’t it be […] Read more…

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Pretty obvious, right? In this context it’s a metaphor for making sure we take care of ourselves. Prioritising self-care, perceiving it as a necessity rather than as an indulgence. That’s because self-care is about self-preservation, not selfishness. We’re so often brought up to believe otherwise – putting others’ needs […] Read more…

October Is Here, and It’s Going To Be Busy!

October is here – and there isn’t going to be any mellow fruitfulness for me this autumn. It’s going to be a busy month (mainly for positive reasons!). October is Baby Loss Awareness Month, and as part of Hugo’s Legacy I will be raising awareness of the need for better support for bereaved parents and letting […] Read more…

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